[LINK] CFP2005 Reminder - Register Now
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sat Mar 19 07:39:10 EST 2005
Greetings CFP Friends!
The 15th annual ACM Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy will be
held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA, April 12-15, 2005. A detailed
program for CFP2005 is available on the CFP2005 website:
Discounted registration, and special conference rates at the Seattle
Westin remain available through March 21, register before that date in
order to get the advance discounts.
This year's theme is Panopticon:
Over time, and particularly recently, surveillance of ordinary citizens
has increased to dramatic levels. Not only are governments watching more
aspects of their citizens' lives, but those in the private sector are
increasing surveillance of people as well. Often lost in the race to
"increase intelligence" are discussions about different approaches to
address problems like the threat of terrorism that are equally or more
effective, but do not involve extensive and constant surveillance.
The opening plenary debate focuses on "Surveillance in the
Panopticon". Panel members include Dr. Steve Mann, Director of the
eyeTap Personal Imaging Lab at the University of Toronto, known for his
work in wearable cameras and computing; Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Director
of the Data Privacy Lab at Carnegie Mellon University; and David Brin,
author of The Transparent Society.
Some of the other sessions closely related to the Panopticon theme
include Terrorizing Privacy? European Developments and Counter Strategies;
Intelligent Video Surveillance; Observing Hidden Surveillance Structures;
and Art, Surveillance and the Internet.
Some of the other important topics include the role of blogging and other
nascent communications technology in promoting free speech, explored in
the session Unstoppable Speech (or, The Revolution Will Be Podcast);
a discussion of Economics of Privacy: Market or Regulation; and The
Accountable Internet: Establishing Trust While Preserving Values.
In addition to the plenary and breakout sessions, evening "Birds of
Feather" cover a wide range of topics.
As is traditional at CFP, Tuesday is dedicated to tutorials and
workshops. A full-day Workshop on Vanishing Anonymity features over a
dozen academic, NGO, and private sector experts discussing authentication
techniques, customer, student, traveller and racial profiling, the
implications of new technologies such as sousveillance cameras and
wearable computing, RFIDs, biometrics, and internet protocols. Tutorials
include Biometric Basics, Identity Theft in 2005, International Copyright
Law (featuring participants from at least four continents), and Mike
Godwin's legendary Constitutional Law in Cyberspace.
EFF's 14th Annual Pioneer Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 13th,
2005 at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle. The event begins at 7pm,
and buses will be available outside of the Westin, to transport CFP
guests to and from the museum
For those unable to attend in person, most sessions will be blogged,
and presentation materials will be available on the web soon after
See you at CFP!
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au http://www.xamax.com.au/
Visiting Professor in the Baker Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, UNSW
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program, University of Hong Kong
Visiting Fellow in Computer Science, Australian National University
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